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Drinks, music, dancing, and amazing food… that’s right, folks, I’m talking about Oktoberfest! The first day of Oktoberfest is September 17th, and this collection of incredible finger foods, main dishes, and sweet treats is here to help you celebrate. Whether you’re a first-time attendee or you look forward to it every year, these German-inspired Recipes For Oktoberfest are always a hit!
What is Oktoberfest?
This lively tradition began in 1810 as a marriage celebration for the crowned Prince of Bavaria and Princess Therese. In the following years, the party just got bigger and bigger with more people, food, and fun!
Nowadays, Oktoberfest is a two-week-long annual celebration that takes place in Munich, Germany. The event draws a crowd of over 6 million people for dancing, singing, beer drinking, and of course, the food. Since so many German Americans live in the US, Oktoberfest celebrations are very popular here as well!
What food is eaten at Oktoberfest?
You can find all kinds of food at Oktoberfest, but here are a few classics…
- Spit-Roasted Chicken
- Schweinshaxe – roasted Ham Hocks
- Reiberdatschi – potato pancakes
- Brezen – traditional German pretzels
- Würstl – skillet-cooked sausages
Whether you are curious about making Homemade German Pretzels or you’re looking for snacks to pair with your favorite beer, I’ve got you covered! This collection of delicious recipes has a perfect combination of German-inspired foods and authentic recipes that are sure to impress any crowd.